Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes

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Pesto Chicken Turnovers

When it comes to food, I'm all about anything in a pocket—pita bread, bierocks, empanadas and more. These Italian-inspired turnovers are great for dinner and even better the next day. For smaller ones, use a single crescent roll with a level tablespoon of filling.
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Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Salsa Chicken Salad

Here’s a quick and easy chicken salad just as full of flavor as it is colorful, promises Timothy Lewis of Somerset, Pennsylvania. The perfect lunch for busy summertime days!

Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

Chicken Pita Pockets

If everybody's hungry and you're crunched for time, reach for pitas. Just slice them open, fill them up and go. Save even more time with chicken tenders. —Jacqueline Parker, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Feta Chicken Salad

Feta Chicken Salad

Feta Chicken Salad

I grew up eating chicken because my father was the manager at a poultry facility, but this is the one dish that never gets boring. —Cheryl Lundquist, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

I loved chicken nuggets as a child. This baked version is healthier than the original, a great snack for kids. — Haili Carroll, Valencia, California

Chicken on Rainbow Rice

Chicken on Rainbow Rice

Chicken on Rainbow Rice

Chicken breasts can be used for a variety of interesting meals, says Bill Hilbrich of St. Cloud, Minnesota. For this delightful entree, Bill enhances them with a lightly seasoned marinade and rice pilaf.

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Fruit Salad

Perfect for a special spring luncheon, this refreshing combo blends chicken, apple, celery and grapes with a splash of lime and the crunch of nuts and noodles. Yum! —P.J. Anderson, Salt Lake City

Cantonese Chicken Burgers

Cantonese Chicken Burgers

Cantonese Chicken Burgers

Ground chicken is perked up with onion, chopped peanuts and carrots for these delectable chicken burgers that can be served year-round. As Betty Carr attests from Huntsville, Ohio, “These sandwiches may take a little more work than the regular burger, but the taste is worth it.”

Chicken and Pear Salad

Chicken and Pear Salad

Chicken and Pear Salad

Turn everyday greens into a spectacular salad by adding chicken, red pepper and sliced pears. This makes a hearty lunch—or add some bread and soup for dinner. Yum! Sarita Johnston - San Antonio, TX

Chicken Salad Pockets

Chicken Salad Pockets

Chicken Salad Pockets

A nicely seasoned dressing gives plenty of herb flavor to these fresh-tasting sandwiches from Donna Poole, Marysville, Kansas. The colorful filling is a great way to use up leftover chicken.

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

Grilled Thai Chicken Salad

“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”

Curried Chicken Pitas

Curried Chicken Pitas

Curried Chicken Pitas

These pitas are a nice change of pace that pack a satisfying punch. Chicken, pecans and touches of honey and curry makes this festive favorite just as tasty when wrapped in tortillas or served over crisp greens.—Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon
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